YMMV / The Wolf Man (1941)

  • Angst? What Angst?: Larry and Sir John don't really seem all that upset about the fact that Larry's brother just died in a hunting accident right before the start of the film. In fact, it only receives one small mention at the beginning, and then is never brought up again.
  • Awesome Music: Even with the small orchestra that they had, they still managed to create a tragic, haunting, suspenseful, and well done score.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight: Larry Talbot, played by Lon Chaney, Jr., comes home because his brother died in a hunting accident. Lon Chaney is in fact distantly related to Dick Cheney. Put two and two together.
    • Danny Elfman's score for Batman shared some uncanny resemblances with Salter and Skinnerís score for the original. Guess who ended up composing the score for the remake?
  • Narm Charm: The original makeup has not aged gracefully, and never looked much like a wolf to begin with and yet... it works.
  • Signature Scene: Larry attacking Gwen in werewolf form.
  • Values Dissonance: Filmed during a simpler time, when a guy could walk up to a lady he has never talked to before and identify the jewelry she keeps in her bedroom, and she wouldn't freak out or call the cops.
  • The Woobie: Larry, although not to the Chew Toy extent of his character in the remake.
    • The ending makes his father John Talbot one, too.
    • The sequels eventually turn him into an Iron Woobie.